At my barn, a 3 year old Percheron/Thouroughbred mare, Jazz, is getting introduced to riding. I've been working with her since she was 6 months old and abandoned at an auction. As far as I can see, she is such a sweet girl and naturally talented in dressage. One thing that I am worried might make things harder for her is her neck. Being half Percheron, her neck is a little short. Are there any ground excerisizes or anything I can do so she can flex it easier as she moves on her dressage career?
After I do that he collects himself alot better.
He's not half draft, nor does he have a short neck, so it might not work for her...but just thought it might help a little bit
Have you ever practiced the carrot streches?
There's a picture. It's simple, easy and helps. Grab a carrot or two, and bend her to both directions, like the picture is showing. Don't overbend her, though.
I'm not 100% what her problem is, though. Is it because she doesn't have training, or is it because she's stiff?
There's a great video on here, by one of our members. She shows you how to teach the horse to go into a headset using serpentines. It's a great video!
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